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Matsuyama Castle

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Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
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Beautiful castle and museum

Picturesque castle overlooking the city of Matsuyama. We found the museum to be quite interesting too. It's well worth taking time to really explore the castle grounds, though we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Picturesque castle overlooking the city of Matsuyama. We found the museum to be quite interesting too. It's well worth taking time to really explore the castle grounds, though we moved pretty quickly to avoid getting caught in rain that day (which prevented us from seeing more of the gardens, for example). On a sunny day, this would be a wonderful... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A very enjoyable time spent at Matsuyama castle. We paid park at a private parkade near by and took the chairlift up and down. Though this is only a means of getting to the castle...mit was really enjoyable. We spent 2.5 hours here slowly admiring the castle and taking in its history. Visitors can don the old fedural lord's attire... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A truly memorable visit. I had over 3 hours exploring the grounds and visiting the main castle buildings, staff were most helpful lending me an umbrella and saving me from getting soaked in the torrential rain. Great value food at the castle restaurant. Great views over the city. Excellent value

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Newport Gwent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Take your time and see everything at the Castle and the grounds. Give yourself at least three hours to do it justice.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Having visited two or three other "castles" in Japan, the question was whether or not to take the tour of the Matsuyama castle. Overall we think it was worth it. Wonderful views over the city, well preserved (though was rebuilt in the 1800s after a major fire), and well designed displays with good English signage. Matsuyama doesn't have a lot... More 

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Occasionally in Japan you come across a place where the visitor information in English is well written. This is the case in Matsuyama Castle. The castle is easy to access and mostly original with decent displays inside on its history. Must see if in Matsuyama.

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London, United Kingdom
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Well structured castle. If you can make it to the very top, even if it is the hottest day, you can get nice breeze with good view. We stayed there for an hour to just to chill out. The trip to the castle can be made by the rope way or ski lift. We took the latter, that was fun,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

the view from the top of this castle is spectacular. It's possible to walk to the top, but also to go up by 'ropeway' (Japanese english for cable car). We did the latter. You can see all af Matsuyama and even as far as the Inland See. The castle itself is also quite nice and has some interesting artifacts such... More 

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Vermont
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had been looking at this castle from our hotel room at the JAL Matsuyama for days. Finally we visited it. We used our combo ticket which we bought at the tourist office on arrival - a good deal if you plan to use all that it includes: entrance to the castle and access via its cable car/ropeway or chairlift,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

good castle to see castle defence fortifications, with japanese and english signage placed at strategic locations to help explain the way. i found myself learning quite a bit from this, and enjoyed it a lot. how the castle defence walls curve up is simply beautiful. matsumaya-jo is on a hill, so instead of deciding to brave the castle via walking... More 

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